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Eight acre tract at entrance to Track Rock Gap is still for sale

Eight acre tract at entrance to Track Rock Gap is still for sale

In case you are a millionaire or know one.   Here is the chance of a lifetime to build a museum and name it after someone you admire.  The site has plenty of space for parking, which considering that it barely exists otherwise,  would provide income year-round. 

 

 

 

 

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

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  1. Bellcamp221@yahaoo.com'

    Dang talk about location, location, Location and a fantastic opportunity . But sadly Not in my price range.
    Alright you millionaires out there here’s your chance to help in the understanding and preservation of the Truths that are there.

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    • With enough money one could make a lot of money at that location.

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  2. IWG42@HOTMAIL.COM'

    Hey Richard
    When i was at Trackrock earlier this year there had been some grading done on the back part of the property.
    The owners may be putting RV or a campground in. Thats just a guess. I put up a comment on POOF after my last trip up there.
    If i won the lottery i would buy this site as soon as the check cleared and build a world class museum, but the feds would not like it.
    Glad you and the dogs are ok.

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    • Would you believe that exactly two weeks (to the hour) from the last lightning strike, my house got hit again and in the same location? Fortunately, this time I was in the living room, so there was only a little tingling in my feet.

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      • IWG42@HOTMAIL.COM'

        Two word to you
        LIGHTNING RODS!!!!
        Ben Franklin was right about how they can save lives!
        And make sure your insurance is paid up. Your insurance company may help pay for your computer after a lighting strike.
        Several homes in Atlanta have been hit lately, a couple are complete write offs.
        If you can find rubber matting to put under the desk and dog’s bedding that should help.
        I also think geology has a lot to do with where lightning strikes. If you are right about the volcanic origin of Alec Mountain the whole area may be grounded and have a high metal content. Commercial electricians i know have told me in certain areas they can get a really good earth ground so they can use either a shorter ground rod or fewer rods on large buildings.
        I hope you have a storm free weekend.

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  3. stratohiker@comcast.net'

    I don’t think the dead Cherokee royals/elders like you Richard 😉

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    • They never lived around here. Where I live is shown on maps as the Domus Regae Apalache . . . House of the King of the Apalache Creeks. I am Apalache/Itsate Creek + Uchee, not Muskogee. For that matter, the lightning damage inspector said that I was lucky to be alive. LOL

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  4. markveale@hotmail.com'

    Richard, The “Topiltzin Cē Ācatl Quetzalcōatl Rock track monument” it should be called. He was a Toltec lord (late 800-900 AD) described by then lore of the Aztecs/Mexica as a tall, light skinned man (Togar/Tokar?) who migrated out of Mexico towards the East. It seems to me many ancient Native tall, light skinned, “grey eyed” people ended up in the South and most were enslaved by the 15th century Euro’s…their history has yet to be mentioned in American history books. It was a very multi-skin toned culture in Mexico and the South back then. Thanks for you articles.

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